Culture

February 20, 2014

Gracie Gold v. Ashley Wagner
The problem with stardom over strength
4:06 PM

Why it might be better if Gracie Gold doesn't win a medal tonight.

The New Republic Adds Two New Voices to the Mix
1:43 PM

PRESS RELEASE Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y.—As The New Republic continues to grow both its print magazine and website, it adds two new voices to the mix.

The Book Industry Is So Scared of Amazon, No One Will Talk on the Record
Except these people
11:07 AM

The wary silence surrounding Amazon has ended up forcing a small handful of voices to serve as mouthpieces for the industry at large.

Watch the Music Video That Pussy Riot Filmed While Cossacks Beat Them
2:41 AM

Pussy Riot releases their new music video. It's a good thing the police helped them get all that repression footage.

February 19, 2014

The Five Worst Books Ever Written By Great Authors
6:00 PM

You may love these authors, but boy oh boy are these books doozies. 

Too Much Ambition Doesn't Always Break a Novel
4:22 PM

The knock on Richard Powers is that his novels don’t sustain the weight of their ambitions. That's not entirely true in his latest. 

Evidence That Your Emoticon Addiction May Actually Make People Like You More
3:36 PM

Still, let's not overdo it with the dancing lady. 

Carson McCullers Understood Human Nature
3:05 PM

Out of the tradition of Gertrude Stein’s experiments in style and the clipped, stout prose of Sherwood Anderson and Ernest Hemingway comes Carson McCullers' "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter." With the depression as a murky backdrop, this first novel dep

Who Is Reading The New Republic This Week?
2:41 PM

PRESS RELEASEWashington, D.C. — The New Republic has had a busy couple of weeks, with two huge cover stories coming out and with Senior Editor Julia Ioffe reporting Straight From Sochi.

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